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James Snell

James Snell is a writer whose work has appeared in numerous international publications including The Telegraph, Prospect, National Review, NOW News, Middle East Eye and History Today.

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Daraa: Assad's violence, western indifference; a painfully familiar story

02 July, 2018

Comment: The US and NATO are standing by as Assad's regime inflicts death and violence on the Syrian people. We've seen this before, writes James Snell.

Raqqa's rapid 'liberation' was flawed from the outset

11 June, 2018

Comment: A quick liberation of Raqqa was the coalition's sole aim, and it was pursued insensibly and destructively, writes James Snell.

A Line in the River: Khartoum, City of Memory

18 May, 2018

Book review: Jamal Mahjoub's new book mixes travelogue, memoir and literary non-fiction to paint a vivid picture of his former home, Khartoum, writes James Snell.

Trump's 'Arab Force' more closely resembles a farce

25 April, 2018

Comment: The president's transactional approach to foreign interventions shows Trump's always about the bottom line, writes James Snell.

Assad's regime will return to 'business as usual' brutality

17 April, 2018

Comment: Not only did Trump's much vaunted strikes fail to threaten Assad; they have actually bolstered him, writes James Snell.

Good neighbours? Israel in Syria

09 April, 2018

Comment: Airstrikes on a Syrian regime airbase may have been part of a wider strategy by Israel to counter Iran's influence in Syria, writes James Snell.

US policy in Syria: A series of grudging half-measures

04 April, 2018

Comment: Trump's unscripted comments on a speedy US withdrawal from Syria are those of a businessman conducting a quick cost-benefit analysis, writes James Snell.

Bolton is only as dangerous as his boss

27 March, 2018

Comment: Doomsday prophecies about the new national security adviser are unhelpful and misguided, writes James Snell.

In Afrin, Turkey has the YPG out-gunned and under-resourced

14 March, 2018

Comment: Turkey and its allies now stand on the brink of a limited military victory in Afrin, but the cost to civilians has been high, writes James Snell.

Covering the ground in Iraq and Syria

09 March, 2018

Book Review: Jonathan Spyer's book is a necessary assessment, and a testament to the author's willingness to risk capture, or worse, while covering the ground writes James Snell.

Eastern Ghouta's doomed ceasefire

26 February, 2018

Comment: The wider world knows by now that the Assad regime cannot be induced to limit its atrocities by placation or be persuaded by consensus, writes James Snell.

Cutting deals with Islamic State in Syria

20 February, 2018

Comment: Deals to help IS fighters escape ensure the organisation's survival. If IS is to be properly wiped out, these deals must end, writes James Snell.

James Snell
James Snell

James Snell is a writer whose work has appeared in numerous international publications including The Telegraph, Prospect, National Review, NOW News, Middle East Eye and History Today.

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